In 2009, 20 years after the Peaceful Revolution, New Forum co-founder Jens Reich said of the development of democracy in East Germany: "The Bonn hippopotamus came in such a mass that you were simply helpless. The entire apparatus of the West was simply brought to the East in the election campaign. We had nothing to oppose. These were western elections exported to the GDR."
What if democracy in East Germany had formed without West German intervention?